Workforce Training Financial Assistance

Workforce & Continuing Education students take courses that do not offer college credit and are not eligible for federal financial aid.  Several options may help cover the cost of short-term career-focused training.

Workforce Credential Grant (WCG)

The Commonwealth of Virginia is offsetting the tuition – by 66% - of certain high-demand credential programs at BRCC through the Workforce Credential Grant (WCG). Students pay 1/3 of the tuition when they register, and the remainder is paid by the State when the student finishes the course and obtains the credential.

WC Grant

Workforce Training Financial Aid

Blue Ridge Community College now has funding to provide financial assistance to students enrolled in certain noncredit programs leading to industry-recognized credentials.  Awards are based on financial need and other factors.

Workforce Aid

Dislocated Worker Program

Have you been laid off or received a layoff notice? BRCC can help you earn a workforce credential or get on-the-job training – leading to a new career!

Dislocated Workers

Noncredit Student Loans

Several lenders offer loan options to noncredit students.

Alternative Loans

Valley Workforce Centers

Workforce Investment and Opportunities Act (WIOA)

Valley Workforce Centers in Staunton and Harrisonburg offer free services for job seekers and training/education funds for eligible individuals.

Workforce Centers